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NP programs with a speciality in pain management

Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if their are any NP Adult programs that have a specialty in pain management. I am interested in applying to AGPCNP specializing in pain management.

Greatly appreciated.

Numenor, BSN, MSN, NP

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in Internal Medicine.

I have never heard of a program like this, there might be a fellowship out there however.

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 7 years experience. Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

There is no such "speciality" for NPs. FNPs and AGPC-NPs are routinely hired and employed in "pain clinics" but never (or almost never) allowed to do procedures. They do routine physicals and write scripts.

If you want to actually do pain procedures, the only one way except for medical school is to become a CRNA. If you like to work with pain as a symptom and be independent (and, honestly, work for the full power of your license), there is hospice advanced practice nursing. In some places there is also inpatient pain service/palliative care.

Numenor, BSN, MSN, NP

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in Internal Medicine.

4 hours ago, KatieMI said:

There is no such "speciality" for NPs. FNPs and AGPC-NPs are routinely hired and employed in "pain clinics" but never (or almost never) allowed to do procedures. They do routine physicals and write scripts.

If you want to actually do pain procedures, the only one way except for medical school is to become a CRNA. If you like to work with pain as a symptom and be independent (and, honestly, work for the full power of your license), there is hospice advanced practice nursing. In some places there is also inpatient pain service/palliative care.

Basically. Pain is an every day issue in the hospital obviously and the pain services is usually overwhelmed and limited to surgical patients.

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